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Bright Painted Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

By: Emma Pniewski

This bright and bold advent calendar will make counting down the days to Christmas so fun!

At a Glance:

Project #15178 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Apple Barrel Craft Paint Logo
  • FolkArt Stencils Logo
supplies

Apple Barrel ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - True Green, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.39
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Apple Barrel ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - White, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.39
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Apple Barrel ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Acapulco, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.39
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Apple Barrel ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Lemon, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.39
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Apple Barrel ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Wisteria, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.39
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Apple Barrel ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Outrageous Orange, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.39
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Apple Barrel ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Candy Apple, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.39
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Folkart ® Brush Sets - Stencil Brush Set, Short Handle

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $4.09
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Folkart ® Brush Sets - Bronze Taklon Set, 3 pc.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $3.99
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FolkArt ® Peel & Stick Painting Stencils - Brush Script

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $5.99
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instructions

Other Supplies

  • Plywood
  • Wooden oval plaque
  • Saw
  • Wood glue
  • Ruler
  • 4" Paper mache star
  • Small, multi-color pom-poms
  • Paper towels, Water basin

Instructions

Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

  1. Using a saw, cut out a Christmas tree shape from wood.
  2. With a pencil and a ruler, evenly space out tiny dots on your tree so that the holes will look even. There should be 24 spots.
  3. Using a drill, make holes where the pencil marks are located.
  4. Using a flat brush, basecoat the tree with True Green. Let dry.
  5. Using the Brush Script stencil pack, and a ½” stencil brush, stencil numbers ranging from 1-24 above each hole in white.
  6. Using a flat brush, basecoat the oval plaque with Acapulco. Let dry.
  7. Use wood glue to adhere the tree shape to the oval plaque to create a stand. Let dry.

Christmas Tree Topper

  1. Using stencil tape, divide your paper mache star into 5 even parts. See project photo for reference.
  2. Using a flat brush, paint each section of your star a different color form your selected rainbow palette. See photo for reference. Let dry.
  3. Using hot glue, attach a pom pom to each tip of the star.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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